Paintball Tournament

Manilva Paintball

Manilva Sports Department have organised a paintball tournament for March. Taking place on March 10 the tournament will feature as a leg of the 2013 Malaga Paintball League and will be held at the Manilva Sports Centre from 11 am.

Registration is open until March 8 and costs 12 euros per person (minimum of three in a team) which includes all equipment and protection along with 100 balls. (Clothing not provided).

There are prizes of up to 200 euros and the winning team will represent Manilva in the Malaga Paintball League.

For more information or to register visit the Sports Department office next to the football ground or call 952 891 532.

Paintball Poster

Environment department presents latest hikes


Manilva’s environment department has organised a programme of Sunday hikes for the coming months.

Starting off on March 10 with a 10 km walk on the Los Lagares route which is classified as of medium difficulty. The cost is 14 euros per person including lunch.

16 March takes to the La Sauceda-La Pileta de la Reina route, a 12 km trek of medium to hard difficulty. The price is 5 euros per person.
Finally on April 21 there is a 10 km walk – Altabacal-Baja Alta which is of a medium difficulty.

All participants must be 10 and over and be of sufficent physical condition to undertake the distances and level of difficulty of the particular hike (The supervisors may refuse to take those they believe unfit to complete the route).

Places can be reserved up to the Wednesday prior to each hike.

The group departs at approx. 8 am (coaches will be provided where required).

There is no charge for places on these walks

For more information contact the Delegación de Medio Ambiente, Plaza de Orfeo, Manilva tel: 951 276 050 – 952 893 878 E-mail: Or the Edificio de Usos Múltiples en Sabinillas 952 893 838.

There are up to 50 places on each hike.

Manilva commemorates Andalucia Day

Andalucia Day

Thursday, February 28 is Andalucia Day, celebrating the anniversary of the referendum in 1980 in which Andalucians voted overwhelmingly for autonomy. The 28th is a regional public holiday and Manilva’s culture department has prepared a programme of events to celebrate the day.

11.30 am – Procession by the Manilva Town Band
12 noon – Civic ceremony in front of the Town Hall with flag raising accompanied by the Andalucia Anthem performed by the Town Band, choirs and Luisana.
1 pm – Performance by the Sabinillas Choir
1.30 pm – Performance by the Manilva Choir
2 pm – Reading and song by Romancero Gitano
3 pm – Performance by the students of the Eva Cabrera and Cristina Seguín Dance Schools.
4 pm – Performance by the Music School Orchestra.
5 pm – Municipal Dance School.
6 pm – Performance by the Music School Orchestra.


The Duquesa Charitable Society of St George elects its management team

DCSO St George

The Duquesa Charitable Society of St George held a meeting on Saturday February 16 at Restaurant La Bella Vista, the purpose of which was to appoint the officers to the various posts required for the board of governors.

The Duquesa Charitable Society of St George is being set up to coordinate a number of charitable causes and to provide a platform for local residents to raise money for good causes in a legal and legitimate way.

The Society is in the process of being registered with the regional authorities which requires the election of a board of governors, who were elected as follows:

President – Dean Tyler Shelton
Vice President – Antony Cyril Gates
Treasurer – Daniela Caballero
Secretary – Lloyd Thomas Earle
Accountant – David Duarte Fernandez of Dual Assessors
Official Translator – Valentina Radu
Press Officer and website administrator – Gary Beaumont
Creative Director – David Hewitt of Hewitt and Hewitt
Printing – Craig Ruddock
Casa Abril Co-coordinator/Director – Daniela Caballero
General Events Manager – Daniela Caballero and Christopher Strang
Gibraltar corporate management, charity legalization and fund raising – Andrea Roach, Zuzana Fertalova, Lee-Ann Buckley and Daniela Caballero.
Charity Shop Manager/Organizer and Collection Tin manager – Jayne Angela Wrench and Hilary Warren.

It is anticipated that the registration process will be completed by late Spring, but we will bring you information on fund raising events and activities, beneficiaries, etc., and how you can get involved during the coming weeks and months.

President - Dean Shelton
President – Dean Shelton


Talk about the Foreign Residents Law and how it affects you

Villa Matilde

The Manilva Foreign Residents Department are organizing a talk about the new law of Foreign Residents, NIE and padron and other issues currently of interest to the foreign community.

The event will be held on Thursday 21st February, at 5 pm in Villa Matilde, Sabinillas (opposite Supersol, heading to Manilva village).

We have all been in the situation of asking what, how and where to go in order to sort out paperwork, etc. This lecture will hopefully give you the answers you need as well as introducing the Department of Foreign Residents as the friendly team willing to attend to your questions and help in day to day matters.

The event is sponsored by La Caixa Bank and following the talk there will be the opportunity to enjoy some tapas and drinks.

Come and join us for this interesting talk and also spend an evening with other residents of our community.

For more info please contact the Foreign Residents Department on 952 89 35 48 or e mail

Opera trip – La Bohème in Malaga

La Boheme trip poster

The Manilva Foreigners Department is offering a trip to Malaga’s Teatro Cervantes to see the opera La Bohème on May 17.

Tickets are 70 euros which includes return coach travel. The coach leaves Manilva at 6 pm with the performance beginning at 9 pm.

The coach returns from Malaga at midnight.

For more information and to reserve your place contact 952 893 548 or 663 936 500

Manilva Netball Team are recruiting new members


Manilva Netball Club are a local group of ladies that enjoy playing netball and would welcome into the team anyone who has played before, or would like to learn to play. They have Spanish speakers so if there are Spanish or other nationalities that would like to give netball a go, they have a coach that comes to the Manilva sports centre every week to put them through their paces.

Training is on Tuesdays (weather permitting) from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, cost each week €3 for adults and €2 for Students.

On an almost monthly basis, there is a tournament played at San Pedro which gives them some match practice. These are normally held on a Saturdays.

If anyone out there is interested, please look for “Manilva Netball Club” on Facebook and ask to join. Alternatively, contact Jan Haywood on email, or just come up to training one Tuesday. The training court is behind the sports centre in Manilva.

Benefit Concert – Music for the Children

Music for the Children poster

On Saturday March 16 the Manilva Wine Centre’s auditorium will be the venue for a star-studded concert, featuring some of the Coast’s top singers and musicians, in support of Danii’s Children’s Cancer Charity.

Starting at 6.30 pm with a Cava reception the concert line-up includes: Sam Oliver, Stelvis Lacosta, Mitch Jansen & Soulkatz, Southern Impact, Daniela Caballero, Tony Watson, Zoë Louise, Robert Sas, Miss Thang, and Sarah J L Howard.

Tickets cost 20€ for adults and 5€ for children with all proceeds from the bar and ticket sales going to Danii’s Children’s Cancer Charity, full details of which can be found here: Tickets are available from Sam Oliver’s Bar in Puerto de la Duquesa and the Hairy Lemon in Sotogrande Port.

The concert has been organised by Sam Oliver in collaboration with Manilva’s Foreigners and Culture departments.

For more information join the event’s Facebook Page


Strictly Ballroom – Learn to dance with Lia Mullins

Ballroom Dancing

Wellness Centre Los Hidalgos


Strictly Ballroom

Learn to dance with Lia Mullins, Former Irish Open, British Open and USA Open Champion

5 Week Course – Level 1
2 Dances per Class
€120 Per Couple
Register Now

Dates: (Every Sunday 11 am – 12.30 pm)
24/02 – 24/03 – Waltz & Jive
07/04 – 05/05 – Rumba & Tango
12/05 – 09/06 – Cha Cha Cha & Foxtrot
16/06 – 21/07 – Samba & Quickstep

Wellness Centre Los Hidalgos, Commercial Centre Los Hidalgos—next to Marlows, behind Eroski.

Email: Tel.: 622 849 113